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"Ball bearings depend on the continuous presence of a very thin -millionths of an inch - film of lubricant between balls and races, and between the cage, bearing rings, and balls." Pitting happen very often when user over-tighten the hub, or forget to re-adjust the hub between winter/summer (depends on where you live, in Scotland I need to give a proper ...


I went with the original integrated covers on my hubs without the pressed on caps on the cones. To remove the caps from the cones I just used a sock to sit on the dust cap and give it a good whack with a hammer and it came right off. If my new cones ever do come with a large enough cover then I would probably go with that.


Most hubs are same size both sides (9 quarter inch bearings). If they aren't, normally its the smaller ones on the freehub side (slightly smaller than the other side, maybe by a 32nd of an inch) and the larger ones are like a quarter inch and on the opposite side.

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